Our Leaders

Abdi Hassan



Abdi is a trained Accountant who focuses his time developing social enterprises and supporting marginalized communities to find solutions to impact change in their own lives.


Abdi currently sits on the NHS England Mental Health London wide transformation board and his education includes an Economic degree from the London School of Economics.​





Community Connector 


Bashir is a Hackney resident & Project Director at Coffee Afrik with over 20 years of community work experience. He helped create and open Hackney's first and only Somali community centre, where women go to discuss the issues affecting their lives and to get support and advice. Bashir created the LBH first culturally competent referral pathway service. 


   Community    Team


Leyla, Sirad, Fadhiya, Fowzia

Leyla is our amazing Quran teacher and local mother in Tower Hamlets.  

Sirad oversees our safe space in Hackney and is the team leader.

Chef Fadhiya is our culturally competent chef, her food is highly sought and brings much life to our spaces. 

Fowzia is our Quran Teacher in Hackney, a powerhouse and leader. 

Ahmed & Mukhtar

Community Navigators



Ahmed & Mukhtar are Community Navigators who are experts by experience working on Project Adder.


Their work involves outreach and supporting those suffering with substance misuse by signposting them into appropriate services. Their expertise in cultural competence allows for suitable treatment pathways to exist for service users.




Mukhtar's background work is developing social action projects, working alongside the likes of the NHS, the GLA, Local Authorities and the Met.


Mukhtar possesses a master’s degree in Economics and has a focus on using data to help develop theories around intersectionality and how our clients are impacted by this. Mukhtar is also a Computer Engineer and Community Activist.